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ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme 2022: Introduction

10:05 - 10:55 (GMT) Tuesday 18th January 2022, online webinar

The ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme is open for a new call, in support of the Scottish Government's Energy Strategy.

This programme is addressing the strategic demands of industry and government for ‘industry-ready’, post-doctoral researchers to enhance energy industry innovation and knowledge exchange effectiveness. 

Join ETP at 10:05am on Tuesday 18th January, where Stephen-Mark Williams, Executive Director of ETP, will provide an overview of the PhD programme and application process, and detail the priority research areas which be of most interest to the assessors in this call.



About the ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme

About the ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme

The ETP PhD programme has co-funded 132 Energy Industry Doctorates across all themes since it started in 2010. This next phase of the ETP Energy Industry Doctorate Programme will comprise 4 calls, spread out over 9-month intervals, and will take the number of awards up to 151. The conditions for this phase are the same as previously:

  • Each studentship must have two supervisors from different ETP universities.
  • Studentships are funded on 1/3 1/3 1/3 model: up to £30k from ETP, remainder split between university and industrial partner.
  • Industrial partner can be any size, any location

Timeline for the 2022 winter call

Areas of particular interest for the 2022 call

The PhD proposals should relate to one of the following strategic aims of the Scottish Government for Scotland’s energy transition:

  • Consumer Engagement and Protection
  • Champion Scotland’s Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Potential
  • Improve the Energy Efficiency of Scotland’s Homes, Buildings, Industrial Processes and Manufacturing
  • Support the oil and gas sector in a sustainable, secure and inclusive energy transition
  • Maintain Secure, Resilient and Flexible Energy Supplies
  • Empower Communities by Supporting Innovative Local Energy Systems and Networks

In addition, there will be areas of particular interest in 2021-22, which will be communicated during the webinar.

Timetable for the 4 Calls in this Phase

The timetable for the 4 calls in this phase of the PhD programme is as follows:


Call # Call Open Call Deadline Call Status
11/06/2021 Closed
2 30/11/2021 28/02/2022 Live
3 31/08/2022 30/11/2022 Not open yet
4 31/05/2023 31/08/2023 Not open yet

How to apply

You can download the application form and notes for guidance here.

The deadline for applications for this call is 12 noon Monday 28th February 2022.

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